Online Prodigy Jose “Girah” Macedo Joins Lock PokerApril 13, 2011 9:07 am
Online poker room Lock Poker has just added a unique talent to their site, after announcing the signing of Portuguese poker prodigy Jose “Girah” Macedo to their list of sponsored pros.
The up-and-coming poker site is part of the Merge Gaming Network and is fast becoming a household name in the world of online poker. Now with the addition of the Wunderkind Jose “Girah” Macedo that ambition just received a massive boost.
The 18 year-old Macedo only came to the attention of the poker playing community recently after a story appeared on the TwoPlusTwo forum of a young prodigy who managed to turn a $30 bankroll into $2 million online.
Jose “Girah” Macedo was not shy coming forwards and soon re-told his life story in touching details on the TwoPlusTwo forum. Recounting his rise up the stakes from the 1c/2c cash tables to his present $25/$50 and $50/$100 NL Hold’em level, Macedo then provided stunning details of his profits at each levels and the progression of his game along the way.
The young, Portuguese player’s frankness seems to have payed off and just a few short weeks later he has now joined Lock Poker, whose other stars also include Eric “Rizen” Lynch, Matt “Allinat420” Stout and Brett “Gank” Jungblut.
Commenting on his recent sponsorship deal, Macedo said: “I am determined to be the best player in the world so I wanted to make sure I partnered with the best poker brand. Lock’s focus on the player experience is unique and inspiring and something I truly wanted to associate myself with. I encourage anyone to come and challenge me on Lock, and look forward to the exciting times ahead.”
Jose “Girah” Macedo’s is a likable and humble lad whose story will no doubt serve as an inspiring tale for poker enthusiasts everywhere. He will also likely prove a major draw for his new home at Lock Poker, and talking about the latest member of LockPRO Elite, Vice President of Operations at Poker Royalty Jim Erwood commented:
“Jose represents a new exciting episode for online poker and therefore Poker Royalty feels very strongly that he had to be associated with a site that matched his aspirations. Lock Poker is without a doubt that site.”